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Old 06-13-2018, 11:57 PM   #1
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Has anybody tired this?

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Old 06-14-2018, 12:09 AM   #2
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Nope but interesting
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:28 AM   #3
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Is it worth the 100.00 price tag?
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:04 AM   #4
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Be worried about rust and algae short living the unit down here.
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Old 06-14-2018, 01:21 AM   #5
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They won't ship to me....so I don't know
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:47 AM   #6
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Wow, that's stupid.

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Old 06-14-2018, 03:34 AM   #7
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It will scale or film the coil fins and decrease its ability to transfer heat. This is nothing new, folks have been destroying their AC's for years with sprinklers. The units are designed to operate in high temps, keep it maintained.


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Old 06-14-2018, 11:07 AM   #8
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Yep, looks like a good way to void a warranty. that little filter isn't going to get much out of the water.

If you want a more efficient a/c, there are no gimmicks, or short cuts. Extremely efficient systems are out there. $$$$$
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:33 AM   #9
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Yep, looks like a good way to void a warranty. that little filter isn't going to get much out of the water.

If you want a more efficient a/c, there are no gimmicks, or short cuts. Extremely efficient systems are out there. $$$$$


Exactly.
Also, proper ductwork is a huge plus too. No central return, but a return in every room sized 10% larger than the supply.
A high/low return is even better.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:50 AM   #10
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In low humidity states they still use swamp coolers, which is essentially a giant fan that adds high humidity (water). In low humidity area the increased humidity makes things feel much cooler. In high humidity area you're wasting your time.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:02 PM   #11
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With all the R&D they do it seems to me that if that really worked, the HVAC companies would include it on their units from the factory.
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:18 PM   #12
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so if the water cools the condenser coils, the high pressure decreases correct? the cooling in the evaporator coil is all based on expansion and pressure decrease correct? if the pressures are not running at the levels they are intended to run, would the A/C not be running at less than peak performance? Just asking for a friend!
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:35 PM   #13
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Our unit runs nonstop it seems like. It's only 4 yrs old. It's been checked for leaks and nothing showed up.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:38 PM   #14
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I don't know what part of Texas you live in, but here in Houston it would not work because of the humidity. If you live in a dryer area it may work.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:40 PM   #15
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I don't know what part of Texas you live in, but here in Houston it would not work because of the humidity. If you live in a dryer area it may work.


No it wouldn't
It will ruin the unit wherever you live


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Old 06-14-2018, 10:48 PM   #16
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Our water is loaded with minerals. When the water evaporates the minerals stay behind. And they eat the aluminum on the coil, ruining it. The further west you go, the more minerals are in the water.

There are purpose built evaporative condensers, but usually larger for commercial use. Its definitely more efficient than air cooled. Sometimes as much as 25%. Also water cooled condensers are common, again usually larger capacity. Increased maintenance and water treatment is paramount to prevent scaling and corrosion.


Look at the swamp coolers out west, they get rebuilt and replaced a lot.

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Old 06-15-2018, 04:11 AM   #17
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I figure shading the unit would be a good idea.
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:22 AM   #18
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if the unit seems to run all the time it probably isnt a unit problem its a house problem,
insulation,ducts, unit size, attic temps,etc.
do you have any attic fans, possibly help?
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Old 06-15-2018, 08:54 AM   #19
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Ummm, the pics show the condenser with the wording "pre cool the air before it reaches your air conditioner". Air doesn't flow in from the condenser. Maybe I'm missing something?
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:03 AM   #20
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I figure shading the unit would be a good idea.
You would think so and I always thought the same. I read an article on this yesterday, that said shading your outside unit, does very little to help with the efficiency of your air conditioning. It actually said in cases , it can actually make it worse, by not letting the outside unit, vent the hot air away from itself. To make shading work, it said you would have to shade the whole side of the house, where it is located, to lower the outside air temp, that the unit is actually pulling in. By just shading the outside a/c housing, it will do little to reduce costs and efficiency.
I have no idea on any of this, just something I read.
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Old 06-16-2018, 09:58 PM   #21
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if the unit seems to run all the time it probably isnt a unit problem its a house problem,
insulation,ducts, unit size, attic temps,etc.
do you have any attic fans, possibly help?
Has spray foam. Stays cool in attic. Would fans help?
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